SecurElement White Paper: Chasing The Clouds - Distributed Computing And Small Business
The acceleration of the Internet and its adoption allowed for a logical next step into "cloud" computing. It is thought that the phrase comes from the long-used symbol in flow charts and diagrams that used a cloud to designate the Internet. Thus, cloud computing takes the grid computing concept and adds a level of decentralization inherent in what the Internet is. Cloud computing can be both private and public. Private clouds are built, used and maintained by an individual organization for internal use or private resale.